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Local Obits for Mon. Jul 9th, 2012

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Emma Lois Day, 71, Winder
Emma Lois Day, age 71, of Winder passed away Monday, July 9, 2012. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfuneralhome.o ...

Forsyth

Sylvia Mae Garner, 74, Cumming
Sylvia Mae Garner, age 74, of Cumming, passed away Monday, July 9, 2012. She was a member of Roanoke Baptist Church.Survivors include her husband, Garland Garner of Cumming; son, ...

Gwinnett

Rose Marie Feit, 85, Buford
In loving memory of Rose Marie Feit (85) who passed away July 9, 2012. Buford, GA. Formerly of Oakcliff Estates, Doraville, GA. She leaves a legacy to include 4 daughters: Monica ...

Habersham

Marvin Edward 'Slim' Erwin, 78, Clarkesville
Marvin Edward "Slim" Erwin, age 78, of Clarkesville passed away Monday July 9, 2012 at his residence.Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 3:00 PM fro ...

Hall

Jack (Gene) Smith, 81, Lula
Mr. Jack (Gene) Smith, 81 of Lula died Monday July 9, 2012 at his residence. Born in Hapeville, Georgia, Mr. Smith was the son of the late Stanley Monroe and Lena Mae Alexander Smi ...
Lottie Wilburn McKinzie, 90, Flowery Branch
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 11, 2012 in the Chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home. Rev. Phil Carpenter will officiate. Interment will be in ...
Samuel Carroll Pool, 64, Clermont
Samuel Carroll Pool, 64 of Clermont, GA passed away at his residence on Monday, July 9, 2012. The family will hold a private celebration of life at a later date. Condolences may ...

Jackson

Judy B. Richardson, 61, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Judy B. Richardson, age 61, of Hoschton, who passed away on Monday evening, July 9, 2012.Mrs. Richardson was born in Atlanta, Georgia ...
Maxine P. Staten Shoemake, 86, Braselton
Maxine P. Staten Shoemake Oct 6, 1926 - July 9, 2012. Long-time resident of Atlanta, Fairfield Plantation /Villa Rica, Ga, also residing in Braselton, GA, and McCormick, S.C. bef ...

Lumpkin

J.C. Lee, 84, Dahlonega
Mr. J.C. Lee, age 84, of Dahlonega, GA, died Monday, July 9, 2012, at his home following an extended illness.Mr. Lee was a Hall County native who had lived in Lumpkin County for ma ...
Acclaimed novelist Ernest Gaines dies at 86
Novelist Ernest J. Gaines, whose poor childhood on a small Louisiana plantation germinated stories of black struggles that grew into universal stories of grace and beauty, has died
1st black Georgia senator elected post-Reconstruction dies
A former Georgia state senator who was the first black lawmaker elected to the upper chamber after Reconstruction has died
'Maude' co-star, character actor Bill Macy dies at 97
Bill Macy, foil to Bea Arthur's feminist wife in '70s sitcom 'Maude,' dies at 97
Retired, longtime Gainesville school official dies
A retired, longtime Gainesville school official, former Asst. Supt. Otis Ellenberg, has died.
Rep. Elijah Cummings was a sharecropper's son, took on Trump
Congressman Elijah E. Cummings has died to complications from longstanding health challenges, his office said. He was 68.
Ginger Baker, Cream's volatile drummer, dies at 80
Ginger Baker, Cream's volatile and propulsive drummer, dies at 80
Diahann Carroll, Oscar-nominated, pioneering actress, dies
Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actress and singer who won critical acclaim as the first black woman to star in a non-servant role in a TV series as "Julia," has died at 84.
Ex-French President Chirac, who stood up to US, dies at 86
Jacques Chirac, a two-term French president who was the first leader to acknowledge France's role in the Holocaust and defiantly opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, has died at age 86